The 2 Paramount Chiefs spoke in the tone they thought would help convince Govt to help withdraw Bill No.17 โ€“ Gavoka

The 2 Paramount Chiefs spoke in the tone they thought would help convince Govt to help withdraw Bill No.17 โ€“ Gavoka

By Naveel Krishant
Friday 30/07/2021
SODELPA Leader Viliame Gavoka .

SODELPA Leader Viliame Gavoka says the Tui Cakau and Leader of Opposition, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu and then Na Marama Bale Na Roko Tui Dreketi and SODELPA MP Ro Teimumu Kepa spoke in the tone they thought would help convince Government to help withdraw Bill No.17.

While opposing the Bill to amend the iTaukei Land Trust Act, Gavoka says the message was in the highest form of respect with our people, and pleading with the Prime Minister and the Attorney General to do the right thing and listen and without immunity withdraw the Bill and take it for consultation.

Gavoka says he wishes that during the course of the debate, they could convince the Government to withdraw Bill No.17.

He further says he should not be interrogated by Police.

Gavoka says the 30,000 signatures on the petition to withdraw the Bill were collected over 5 days.

He says if the Prime Minister does not change his mind, the people are saying it is time for a change.

The SODELPA Leader also says you do not change legislation just to improve administrative issues.

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